Interprofessional collaborative practice is essential to the provision of safe, high quality patient- centered care. This course will introduce learners to the concept of interprofessional collaborative practice and the evidence base that supports its effectiveness in achieving healthcare outcomes. Modules will focus on the roles of various healthcare professionals, their scope of practice, and settings in which they work. Additional modules will focus on communication strategies and tools for effective interprofessional collaboration focused on patient safety and outcomes. Learners will gain competence in inter-professional communication, conflict management, and negotiation. Finally, concepts of leadership and membership strategies will be explored to promote effective inter-professional teamwork.
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